With markets at record highs, now’s a great time to re-evaluate your investment portfolio and consider what opportunities may be appropriate, relative to your current and future lifestyle, and longer term investment goals. How your investments should be positioned doesn’t just depend on current market conditions, though. There’s a range of elements to consider, including your timeline, comfort level, growth objectives, current income needs, and much more. Depending upon your investment horizon, here are some key considerations on how to invest based on your age.Read More
Every student should submit a Free Application For Student Aid (FAFSA). Family wealth is only one factor used to determine eligibility for Federal student aid via the FAFSA program. Furthermore, eligibility for state and institutional aid is also typically based on your teen’s FAFSA information. This means that even if your family’s well-off, your student should still submit a FAFSA. Our sister site, SageVest Kids, provides an overview of the FAFSA program.Read More
SageVest Wealth Management is an independent, fee only financial advisor. We work with individuals, families, business owners and others, helping each of our clients to make smart financial decisions in support of their unique wealth objectives. As a fiduciary advisor, our clients know that their best interests always remain central to our recommendations.
We’re thrilled that this commitment to excellence in wealth management has again been recognized with a Northern Virginia Top Financial Professional award for 2018.Read More
The recent Tax Cut and Jobs Act was the biggest overhaul of US tax legislation in decades. SageVest Wealth Management has been proactive in advising you on how the sweeping tax reforms may impact your investments and your wealth. We’ve focused on both the intended and unintended consequences to individuals, families, and businesses. Here, we provide some insights on tax reform and charitable giving, including strategies to maximize the value of your future charitable giving.Read More
One of the earliest steps to teaching your kids about finances is talking to them about money. Whether it’s teaching your toddler about different coins, helping your tween open their first bank account, or discussing student loans and taxes with your college-age teenager, how you talk about money has a lasting effect on your child. Discussing finances positively fosters a healthy relationship towards money that will stay with your kids into adulthood and help them achieve a fulfilling and successful life through sound wealth management. SageVest Wealth Management’s sister site, SageVest Kids, discusses 10 positive ways to talk to kids about money, life, and more.Read More
It’s been almost a decade of watching cash yields hover at zero percent or just above. In fact, investors have been searching for yield on cash balances for so long that you may have forgotten to look by now, assuming that yields simply aren’t worth monitoring. However, a series of rate increases by the Federal Reserve Board mean that cash yields are finally returning to respectable levels. If you have meaningful cash balances, now’s the time to re-evaluate the potential yield on cash.Read More
In today’s busy world, life can involve juggling family, career, and more on a daily basis. Your wealth should be a resource in support of your full lifestyle. However, limited time, financial complexity, or other challenges can often make managing your money just one more task demanding your attention. If you’re looking for ways to simplify your life, one area for consideration is to simplify your finances.Read More
If you’re ‘sandwiched’ between raising children and looking after aging parents, then you’re officially a member of the Sandwich Generation. Roughly half of people in their 40s to 60s face the challenge of supporting themselves, their children, and older relatives.
As families delay having children, and more grandparents live longer, the Sandwich Generation is predicted to continue expanding. SageVest Wealth Management offers some useful strategies to help you balance personal and financial considerations during this challenging phase of life.Read More
Money’s an essential resource for life success. It’s also a broad and complex topic. If you’re a parent, committed to providing your kids with a sound financial education, teaching your child about money needs to begin early, with age-appropriate activities that foster a healthy attitude towards money, spending, and saving. Only once your child possesses a strong understanding of the financial basics should you consider introducing the principles of investing. SageVest Kids offers insights into when and how to teach your kids about investing.Read More
You wouldn’t consider running a marathon without first undergoing a medical and some fitness training. If you’re serious, you might even hire a professional trainer to create a personalized workout that maximizes your chances of crossing the finish line.
Think of a financial advisor as a trainer – but for your money. They evaluate your current financial fitness, learn about your wealth goals, and develop a customized plan to secure your current and future financial wellbeing. While everyone’s reason for hiring an advisor differs, there are commonalities, like saving for retirement, the loss of a spouse, or starting a business. Here are ten reasons why you need a financial advisor.Read More